Development Rates Using Conventional Continuous Miner Technology in Deep Underground Mines in Australia
Organization: The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
Jan 1, 1991
The development of roadways in underground mines in Autralia is by conventional continuous miner technology. The rate of development achieved using this technology is improved by modifications to this technology using additional equipment such as surge cars or decreasing roof bolting time.Development rates achieved with this technology compare with developing technologies such as high capacity continuous miners, continuous transportation and simultaneous cutting and bolting systems such as the Kemcol Beaver. Pillar dimensions have an effect on the rate of development.'